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Carl Malamud

Report to the Congress—Submitted on March 13, 2007

Introduction

By the end of the 110th Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives could achieve the goal of providing broadcast-quality video of all hearings and the floor for download on the Internet.

Summary

This collection consists of a variety of materials prepared to demonstrate to Congressional officials that a substantial upgrade in the quality of their video record of hearings is in order. The collection consists of three types of activities. First, a large number of hearings were "ripped" off of the streaming media servers used by the U.S. Congress and posted to the Internet Archive and Google Video. Second, an unsolicited report was submitted to the Speaker of the House. Third, after a series of discussions with the Office of the Speaker, the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, and officials from the Committees on House Administration, Oversight, Judiciary, and Energy/Commerce, a series of high-resolution MPEG-2 streams from selected hearings are being posted.

Further Reading

Report to the Speaker of the House

Boing. Boing. Boing.

All the Government's Information (A Google Tech Talk)

Three Solutions

The original Report to the Speaker was originally posted March 13, 2007. On August 3, 2007, we were pleased to give the following updates:

  1. As a short-term solution, private citizens are now able to order full-resolution discs of committee hearings directly from the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives. The service is known as First Call+, their phone number is (202) 225-8000, and the order form is here. Note that in order to get a committee hearing, you must first get the form signed by the committee chairman. To date, four committees have agreed to such postings. You may find examples here on the Internet Archive from the committees on Energy/Commerce (this one features Chad Hurley in a suit!), House Administration (check out the Diebold machine getting hacked!), Oversight, and Judiciary.
  2. Several months of feasibility studies, discussions, and other investigation have resulted in a recommendation by the Advanced Business Solutions unit of the Chief Administrative Officer. A medium-term solution was considered, consisting of copying thee contents of DVD jukebox maintained by the House Recording Studio onto an FTP server. At 3.6 gbytes/hour, the number of users would be small, and one can always throttle the bandwidth. If there isn't enough space for all 11,000 hours in the archive dating back to the beginning of 2005, it was proposed that the cache size could be limited, discs could be put on-line for a period of time, and then rotated with fresh material. Groups such as the Internet Archive, Google Video, and the Government Printing Office have all agreed this is a feasible solution and they would grab the files and distribute them further. The analysis of this short-term solution by the Advanced Business Solutions unit has concluded: “from a technical stand point we now know this is very easy and inexpensive to do.”
  3. As a long-term strategy, the Office of the Speaker has conducted a large number of meetings, as has the Committee on House Administration, the Chief Administrative Officer, and several other groups. There is a concrete, funded set of initiatives to finish the wiring of the rooms so that all hearings have video coverage, and it is clear from a technical point of view that it is possible to achieve the goal of broadcast-quality video for download on the Internet by the end of the 110th congress. The recommendation to adopt that goal is currently awaiting action from the Office of the Speaker and the Chairman of the Committee on House Administration.

Carl Malamud (carl AT media.org) for Public.Resource.Org.

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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Thursday, March 1, 2007 10:30 a.m. 2123 Rayburn House Office Building Digital Future of the United States: Part I -- The Future of the World Wide Web Panel I Sir Timothy Berners-Lee W3C/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology 32 Vassar St. G514 Cambridge, MA 02139 Segments If you would like to experiment with different presentations of the video, we have created a 2' 06"...
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House Energy and Commerce - Online Pornography - 181722-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection. Witnesses testified about Internet pornography. Among the issues they addressed were marketing pornography online, the use of peer-to-peer networks in distribution, current criminal investigations into pornography distribution and child pornography on the Internet, and potential approaches to curbing the spread of pornography. Filmed by...
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Thursday, May 10, 2007, 9:30 a.m. 2123 Rayburn House Office Building Digital Future of the United States: Part V, The Future of Video Panel I Mr. Chad Hurley CEO & Co-Founder YouTube 1000 Cherry Avenue Suite 200 San Bruno, CA 94066 Mr. Thomas S. Rogers President and CEO TiVo Inc. 2160 Gold Street Alviso, CA 95002 Mr. Benjamin N. Pyne President Disney and ESPN Networks Affiliate...
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House Energy and Commerce - Enron Bankruptcy - 168570-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the House Committee on National Security. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Witnesses testified about business practices at Enron, allegations of misleading accounting practices by company officials and auditors, and the eventual financial collapse of the company. Several executives refused to answer questions from the committee, citing their rights under the...
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet The Honorable Edward Markey, Chairman of the Subcommittee Digital Future of the United States: Part I -- The Future of the World Wide Web March 1, 2007 Panel I Sir Timothy Berners-Lee W3C/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology 32 Vassar St. G514 Cambridge, MA 02139
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U.S. House of Representatives Joint Hearing The Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the Committee on Energy and Commerce The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science and Technology Perspectives on Climate Change Wednesday, March 21, 2007 10:00 a.m. 2123 Rayburn House Office Building Panel I The Honorable Al Gore, Jr. 2100 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203 Panel II Bjorn Lomborg, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor Copenhagen Consensus Center Copenhagen Business School...
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Combating Pretexting: H.R. 936, Prevention of Fraudulent Access to Phone Records Act Friday, March 9, 2007 2123 Rayburn House Office Building 10:00 a.m. Panel I Ms. Lydia metadata Parnes Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection U.S. Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20580 Mr. Thomas Navin Chief, Wireline Bureau Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Mr....
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Thursday, April 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m. 2123 Rayburn House Office Building Digital Future of the United States: Part III: Spectrum Opportunities and the Future of Wireless Panel I Mr. John Muleta CEO M2Z Networks 2000 North 14th Street, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 Ms. Shelley Spencer President Wirefree Partners, LLC 6511 Griffith Road, Room 1 Laytonsville, MD 20882 Mr. Victor H....
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday, January 30, 2007 Continuing Security Concerns at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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House Energy and Commerce - Telephone Solicitation - 18726-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. The committee heard testimony on H.R. 1304, the Telephone Advertising and Consumer Rights Act, and H.R. 1305, the Telephone Consumer Privacy Rights Act. The two bills were introduced to protect the consumer from unwanted electronic solicitation and to protect the consumer's privacy against unwanted caller identification. H.R. 1304 would allow...
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House Energy and Commerce - Data Management and Identity Theft - 187221-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. In this Senate hearing, witnesses testified about recent breaches in security in databases containing sensitive personal and financial information and the problem of identity theft in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the accessibility of personal information from Internet sources, security measures used by the banking and financial industries, and the vulnerability...
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House Energy and Commerce - Music Lyric Regulation and Rap Music - 56594-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness. The subcommittee heard testimony from music industry representatives and high school students about the effects of music lyrics, focusing on "offensive, violent and misogynistic" lyrics. A video was shown of an interview with a rap group. Subcommittee Chair Collins said the purpose of hearing was not to...
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House Energy and Commerce - Violent Video Games - 192984-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection. This hearing contains video game scenes depicting violent behavior. Witnesses testified about the pros and cons of violent video games. Topics included child development and brain research, rating systems, racial stereotypes, increasingly powerful technology, sexually explicit content, and marketing. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use...
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House Energy and Commerce - Radiation Experiments - 53871-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Earlier this week Secretary O'Leary released documents which revealed experiments with radiation on human subjects in the 1940s and 1950s. The subcommittee heard testimony from her and others about the Department of Defense testing and whether compensation is due any of the subjects. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-1a:hrs01E_C2123_100527b - Rayburn 2123 - Combating the BP Oil Spill - The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing entitled "Combating the BP Oil Spill" on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will examine the ongoing response to the oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig site, which is now spreading across the Gulf of Mexico. Witnesses: The Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator of...
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House Energy and Commerce - Cyber Security - 285640-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. Witnesses testified about computer system security at a hearing entitled, "Cybersecurity: Network Threats and Policy Challenges." Among the issues they addressed were the vulnerabilities of current computer networks, steps private businesses and government agencies could take to improve information security, and proactive...
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House Energy and Commerce - Local Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - 293924-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. At a field hearing entitled "Local Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill" in Chalmette, Louisiana, witnesses testified about the impact of the oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the communities and environment of the Gulf Coast region. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only....
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet The Digital Future of the United States: Part II– The Future of Radio Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Wednesday, March 7, 2007 2123 Rayburn House Office Building 2:30 p.m. Panel I Mr. Mel Karmazin Chief Executive Officer Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. 1221 Avenue of the Americas 37th Floor New York, NY 10020 Mr. Peter H. Smyth President and Chief Executive...
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House Energy and Commerce - Organized Crime on Wall Street - 159216-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials. Witnesses testified about organized crime's involvement in securities markets, efforts to detect and prevent these types of fraud, and arrests and indictments as a result of these scams. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/159216-1
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House Energy and Commerce - Food Safety - 201454-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Witnesses testified about the safety of food imports and the Food and Drug Administration's capabilities to ensure the quality and safety of the U.S. food supply. They spoke about foreign and domestic inspection procedures, industry efforts to ensure the quality of imports, government regulation of...
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Wednesday, March 7, 2007 2123 Rayburn House Office Building 2:30 p.m. The Digital Future of the United States: Part II– The Future of Radio Panel I Mr. Mel Karmazin Chief Executive Officer Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. 1221 Avenue of the Americas 37th Floor New York, NY 10020 Mr. Peter H. Smyth President and Chief Executive Officer Greater Media, Inc. 35 Braintree Hill Park Suite...
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House Energy and Commerce - Offshore Drilling Operations and Safety - 294062-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Oil company executives spoke about the safety and security of offshore drilling operations, as well as the causes of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the ability of the energy industry to respond to future incidents. Executives characterized the spill as a rare event that their companies were not likely to repeat, saying that continued offshore exploration and...
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House Energy and Commerce - Al Gore on Climate Change Legislation - 285474-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Former Vice President Gore and Senator Warner testified on the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009. The proposed legislation would cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2020 and by 83 percent by mid-century. It further requires that utilities produce one quarter of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025. In his remarks, Vice President...
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House Energy and Commerce - Railroad Strike - 17576-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Transportation and Hazardous Materials. The subcommittee heard testimony from Secretary of Transportation Samuel Skinner on the government's negotiations with labor unions of railroad workers. Eleven railway workers' unions went on strike earlier in the day, preventing the transportation of many industrial and agricultural goods. The unions and management, in conflict over work...
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House Energy and Commerce - Future of Video Technology - 198037-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. Witnesses testified about the future of digital technology in the United States, focusing on video. Topics included high resolution and digital reception, digital wireless and mobile services, open-architecture Internet, competition with movies or traditional television, user-generated content such as YouTube, regulatory policies, and...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-1a:hrs01E_C2123_100409.2 - Rayburn 2123 - 2008 Financial Crisis and Fannie Mai, Day 3 (Part 2 of 2) - Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Report Video Issue Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. In the third of three days of hearings held by the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), former Fannie Mae executives Robert Levin and Daniel Mudd testified in the role of their company in the housing market collapse. They faulted Fannie Mae's...
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House Energy and Commerce - Nuclear Security - 181802-1-DVD - Joint hearing between the U.S. Senate Committee on Cmmerce, Science and Transportation, the House Committee on National Security, and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Witnesses testified about security at nuclear weapons facility. Among the issues they addressed were storage and transportation of nuclear materials, maintaining security at nuclear processing facilities, and recommendations for improving security and...
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House Energy and Commerce - Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy - 710-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Energy and Power. The House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on the disposal of nuclear waste. Members of the subcommittee berated the Department of Energy and the Reagan administration for what they perceived to be political meddling in a very serious issue. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see...
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House Energy and Commerce - Acid Rain - 686-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Oversight subcommittee held a hearing on work done by the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program to prevent acid rain and the Administration's report on U.S.-Canadian air pollution programs. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see...
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:00 a.m. 2123 Rayburn House Office Building A Review of the Administration’s Energy Proposals for the Transportation Sector
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House Energy and Commerce - Swine Flu Outbreak - 285608-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Health. Health officials testified about the outbreak and spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus an the U.S. response to the pandemic. Among the issues they addressed were the relative few cases see to date and moderate severity of the problem, efforts to control the spread of the virus, distribution of anti-viral medications, and threats posed by the virus. Filmed by C-SPAN....
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House Energy and Commerce - Exploitation of Children over the Internet, Day 1 - 191923-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Witnesses testified about the dangers of child predators on the Internet and ways to protect children by better educating parents and the children themselves. It was noted that the anonymity and accessibility of the Internet allow child predators to operate easily,...
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House Energy and Commerce - Energy and the Persian Gulf - 15629-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. The committee heard testimony on the effects of the Persian Gulf crisis on oil supplies to the United States, and the subsequent effects on the U.S. economy. Mr. Pettis said that Department of Energy reports found that oil supplies would be more than sufficient for the nation's energy use for the near future. Mr. Easton spoke on the preparations taken by the United States government to...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-1a:hrs01E_C2322_100701.3 - Rayburn 2322 - The Battle Against Diabetes: Progress Made, Challenges Unmet (Part 3 of 3) - The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled "The Battle Against Diabetes: Progress Made, Challenges Unmet." The hearing will examine advances in research into type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, as well as other related public health efforts. It explored our current understanding of the causes and consequences of...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-1a:hrs01E_C2322_100701.1 - Rayburn 2322 - The Battle Against Diabetes: Progress Made, Challenges Unmet (Part 1 of 3) - The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled "The Battle Against Diabetes: Progress Made, Challenges Unmet." The hearing will examine advances in research into type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, as well as other related public health efforts. It explored our current understanding of the causes and consequences of...
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House Energy and Commerce - Program Trading and Stock Market Volatility - 2335-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. The committee discusses computer software sytems and programs, investment and capital finance, securities trading, stocks and equity financing, and securities in general. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/2335-1
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House Energy and Commerce - Role of Financial Institutions - 691-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. The subcommittee holds a hearing on the role of financial institutions in the economy. The hearing focused on oversight of Glass-Steagall banking regulations and the effects on the market of such regulations. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/691-1
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House Energy and Commerce - Global Climate Change - 197233-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality. Vice President Gore testified at a joint meeting of House committees about global climate change, environmental policy, and future policy options to reduce emissions and improve environmental standards. In his testimony he characterized the problem as the most dangerous crisis in American history and proposed several measures to fix the problem, such as...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-3:hrs03E_C2123_090422.1 - Rayburn 2123 - The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, Day 2 (Part 1 of 3) - This is the second in four days of legislative hearings on the discussion draft of "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009." The hearings will examine the views of the Administration and a broad range of stakeholders on the discussion draft. Witness List: Panel 1: Administration Views on "The American Clean Energy...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-1a:hrs01E_C2123_100527.1 - Rayburn 2123 - Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy (Part 1 of 2) - The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled "Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy," on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing examined recently reported advances in synthetic biology and their potential impact. Witnesses: J....
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House Energy and Commerce - Human Cloning Research - 163425-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the House Committee on National Security. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Scientists involved in cloning research, Food and Drug Administration officials, bioethicists, religious leaders and others testified both for and against human cloning research. Although there are no laws against it, the cloning of humans is considered by many to be scientifically...
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House Energy and Commerce - Auto Repair Technology - 183626-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection. Witnesses testified before the committee about automotive repair technology. They discussed the rise of proprietary diagnostic technology in automobiles, and spoke about how this has impacted the automotive repair industry. Witnesses noted that since automobile emissions restrictions were tightened in the 1990s, automobile...
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House Energy and Commerce - Generic Drug Approval Process, Part 2 - 10918-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Congressional hearing on the generic drug approval process at the Food and Drug Administration. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight heard testimony from officials at pharmaceutical companies under investigation by the FDA. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use...
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House Energy and Commerce - Oil Markets - 155925-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Witnesses testified about the impacts of rising petroleum prices and potential remedies to the problem. Among the issues they addressed were alternate energy sources, the need to preserve national oil reserves, future prospects for oil prices, and potential impacts on industry. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see...
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House Energy and Commerce - Internet Privacy - 206457-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. A hearing was held on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology which gives broadband network providers the ability to see everything on their networks and closely examine each packet of data. Topics raised by the deployment of this technology by commercial networks across the United States include questions relating to consumer privacy,...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-1a:hrs01E_C2123_100527.2 - Rayburn 2123 - Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy (Part 2 of 2) - The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled "Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy," on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing examined recently reported advances in synthetic biology and their potential impact. Witnesses: J....
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce A Review of the Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Tuesday, February 6, 2007 Committee Web Site .
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Thursday, February 8, 2007 Department of Energy’s Budget Fiscal Year 2008 .
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House Energy and Commerce - Pipeline Safety - 295624-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Government and energy industry officials testified about pipeline safety and improvements to safety regulations. The hearing was held in response to a recent pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California as well as an oil spill in Marshall, Michigan. Among the topics they addressed were the proposed CLEAN Act, safety risks to the general population, and...
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House Energy and Commerce - Hurricane Katrina and U.S. Energy Supply (Part 1 of 2) - 188723-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Witnesses testified about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on U.S. energy supplies, refining capacity, and prices at the wholesale and retail level. They also focused on the practice of price gouging and potential legislative solutions to abuses of consumer fears of supply shortages. During member's opening statements Governor Barbour made a statement via...
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House Energy and Commerce - International Drug Costs - 38164-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. The subcommittee heard testimony from representatives of pharmaceutical companies and consumer groups on the relative prices of medications in the U.S. and other countries. Specifically, the committee sought to determine why many pharmaceuticals cost more in the U.S. than identical pharmaceuticals cost in other countries, and heard testimony on...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-3:hrs03E_C2123_090422.2 - Rayburn 2123 - The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, Day 2 (Part 2 of 3) - This is the second in four days of legislative hearings on the discussion draft of "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009." The hearings will examine the views of the Administration and a broad range of stakeholders on the discussion draft. Witness List: Panel 1: Administration Views on "The American Clean Energy...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-5:hrs05E_C2322_100428 - Rayburn 2322 - Public Sales of Hurricane Katrina/Rita FEMA Trailers: Are they Safe or Environmental Time Bombs? - The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled "Public Sales of Hurricane Katrina/Rita FEMA Trailers: Are they Safe or Environmental Time Bombs?" on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The hearing discussed public sales by the General Services Administration (GSA) of travel...
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House Energy and Commerce - High Definition Television - 41309-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. The subcommittee heard testimony from television and telecommunications industry officials on the rising industry surrounding high-definition television. Promoters of high-definition television claim the technology will provide extremely clear television pictures along with crystal clear digital sound, with additional opportunity for...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-6:hrs06E_C2123_100324 - Rayburn 2123 - Energy and Environment Subcommittee Markup - The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment met in open markup session on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building to consider H.R. ____, Committee Print on the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, H.R. ____, Committee Print on the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act, and H.R. 4451, the Collinsville...
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House Energy and Commerce - Medicaid Prescription Drug Reimbursement - 184716-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the House Committee on National Security. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Subcommittee members heard testimony on the cost of the Medicaid prescription drug reimbursement program reported from a lengthy investigation into Medicaid. They focused on the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) and the high profit it sometimes affords pharmacies and...
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House Energy and Commerce - Financial Collapse of Healthsouth (Part 2 of 2) - 178973-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and COmmerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, in a Joint Hearing with the House Committee on National Security. Witnesses testified about alleged financial mismanagement and fraud that led to the financial collapse of the HealthSouth Corporation, as well as their knowledge of the business practices of the company. The hearings came the day after former Chief...
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday, February 13, 2007 The Adequacy of FDA to Assure the Safety of the Drug Supply .
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House Energy and Commerce - Generic Drug Approval Process, Part 1 - 9057-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The committee held a hearing. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/9057-1
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House Energy and Commerce - Ford and Firestone Product Recall - 164815-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the House Committee on National Security. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Industry leaders and officials spoke about the recall of Firestone tires following a series of accidents involving the Ford Explorer. In often heated exchanges with committee members, Mr. Nasser and Mr. Lampe talked about competing studies of the problem, how to asses...
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House Energy and Commerce - U.S. Tourism Industry Issues - 176402-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness. Tourism industry officials testified about the state of the industry, the impact of the war with Iraq on travel and tourism, the impact of increased border and port security, and future promotional efforts to encourage tourism. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see...
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House Energy and Commerce - Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 1 - 291928-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. The subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing titled, "An Examination of the Proposed Combination of Comcast and NBC Universal." The hearing explored the potential impact on the media marketplace of the proposed joint venture agreement between Comcast and NBC Universal....
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-3:hrs03E_C_room_090421 - Rayburn 2322 - Secrecy in the Response to Bayer's Fatal Chemical Plant Explosion - Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled, "Secrecy in the Response to Bayer's Fatal Chemical Plant Explosion," at 12:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Witness List: The Honorable John D. Rockefeller, IV, United States...
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House Energy and Commerce - H1N1 Preparedness - 290087-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Two House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees held a joint hearing to examine the federal government's preparedness and response to the H1N1 swine flu virus and to get an update from vaccine makers on its production and distribution. Panel one included government health officials, and panel two consisted of H1N1 vaccine makers and state health...
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House Energy and Commerce - Stock Market Regulation - 2662-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. The subcommittee hears testimony on the recommendations to the president by the working group on financial markets. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/2662-1
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House Energy and Commerce - Postpartum Depression Research - 197884-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Health. Witnesses testified about proposed legislation, H.R. 20, The Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act. Topics included funding research, diagnosing post-partum depression, causes and 'triggers,' varieties of treatment, statistics of post-partum depression, and depression after miscarriages and abortion procedures. The legislation is...
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House Energy and Commerce - Oil Pipeline Spills at Prudhoe Bay - 194177-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the failure of the British Petroleum oil pipeline from Prudhoe Bay. Witnesses testified about safety issues and operations of pipeline facilities in Alaska, proper cleaning and inspection...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-1a:hrs01E_C2123_100521 - Rayburn 2123 - Bipartisan Briefing On Oceans Under Siege: Environmental Impacts Of The BP Oil Spill - Witnesses: Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society; Carys L. Mitchelmore, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Chesapeake Biological Laboratory; Carl Safina, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder, Blue Ocean Institute; John Haines, Ph.D., Program...
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House Energy and Commerce - Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak - 283983-1-DVD - House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Witnesses testified at a food safety hearing on the recent salmonella outbreak associated with peanut butter and other peanut products manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America. Stewart Parnell, president of Peanut Corporation, and Sammy Lightsey, manager of the company's...
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Committee on Energy and Commerce - mars-4:hrs04E_C2123_060628.1 - Rayburn 2123 - Mental Illness and Brain Disease (Part 1 of 3) - Subcommittee on Health. Mental Illness and Brain Disease: Dispelling Myths and Promoting Recovery Through Awareness and Treatment.
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House Energy and Commerce - Salmonella Egg Recall and Food Safety - 295597-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Two women who contracted salmonella from tainted eggs testified before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner and the owners of the two egg companies also testified. Austin DeCoster apologized to those who were sickened by eggs...
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House Energy and Commerce - Future of the Stock Market - 39654-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. The subcommittee heard testimony from the chairmen of eight American stock exchanges on the future of American financial exchanges, including government regulation of stocks and bonds dealers and transactions. The chairmen also discussed recent financial trends and how they would affect American stock exchanges. Filmed by C-SPAN....
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Congressional Hearing U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Title: HEWLETT-PACKARD’S PRETEXTING SCANDAL Date: 2006-09-28 Room: 2123 Rayburn HOB
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House Energy and Commerce - Managed Care Quality Standards Part 1 - 72594-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. The subcommittee heard testimony on quality standards for managed health care. Patients, providers, physicians, and industry professionals testified about "gag rules" which define what a doctor can and cannot disclose to a patient, and about ethics and access in the managed health care industry. Filmed by C-SPAN....
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House Energy and Commerce - Children's Health - 152745-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. Witnesses testified about the need for increased research for children's health problems. They focused on the lack of research for autism, diabetes, asthma and other childhood diseases. They also focused on the challenge of adoption for children with special needs. They encouraged Congress to increase funding for disease research to improve the health...
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